• ShinySheff Stancill Brewery - Stancill Brewery to commemorate Armed Forces Day with new special Veterans from HMS Sheffield are set to benefit from Stancill Brewery’s latest summer special, which has been brewed to mark the 35th Anniversary of the sinking of HMS Sheffield. Crew members of the destroyer gathered at the brewery in May as part of weekend dedicated […]
  • Steel City Brewing - Hot on the heels of all the collabs last month came a double brew weekend featuring guest brewer Jamie. Saturday was an Iron Brew (lawyers to note spelling!) sour at Lost Industry with Beer Ink, named Do You Even Iron, Bro?. Then on Sunday a Chocolate Raspberry & Coconut Stout at Imperial entitled Bunch of […]
  • Welbeck all clips Welbeck Abbey Brewery - Something new and exciting will be coming from Welbeck Abbey Brewery this spring, as for the first time since 2011 the brewery will be boasting a fresh new look. Lovers of their heritage-inspired ales need not fear as their range will be remaining the same, just with a more modern look. As part of the […]
  • Blue Bee Brewery - As we head towards the longer nights and hopefully better weather we have brewed a couple of session pale ales perfect for the sunny weather. First up is Cascade Pale 3.9% brewed with the classic American hop Cascade; the hops give citrus and floral flavours which lead to a dry crisp refreshing finish. Secondly we have managed […]
  • Osiris Neepsend Brew Co - It’s been some some time since we last contributed to Beer Matters but that’s not because of a lack of news. In the months since our last contribution we’ve been fortunate enough to pick up a few awards, have increased our brewing capacity with new vessels, bought new casks and brewed dozens of new beers. […]


Below is a guide to beer events in or near Sheffield that we are aware of over the next month or two. Whilst we believe the information is correct at time of going to press, we advise checking direct with the venue/organisers before making any special journeys.Latest listings of CAMRA organised beer festivals can be found at www.camra.org.uk and a guide to commercial festivals and pub events can be found online at www.aletalk.co.uk.


Lincoln CAMRA

Thu 25 – Sat 27 May

100+ real ales plus cider, perry, bottled beers, food and music in Lincoln Drill Hall. See www.lincolncamra.org.uk for more details.

Lees Hall Golf Club

Fri 26 – Sun 28 May

Their annual beer festival. 12 cask ales, plus craft beer, cider and gin. Live music and food throughout the weekend.

Hope Valley (Old Hall Hotel)

Fri 26 – Mon 29 May

The Old Hall Hotel in Hope holds one of their regular bank holiday weekend beer & cider festivals featuring a marquee with a range of up to 50 real ales and ciders plus live music, souvenir glasses and food in addition to the normal pub offering.

Buses 272/273/274 from Sheffield passes right outside the hotel (bus stop around the corner) or Hope railway station is about 10-15 minutes walk away.

www.hopevalleybeerfestival.com for more information.

Sheffield Food & Drink Festival

Sat 27 – Mon 29 May

Pop up kitchens, street food traders, food market and a beer tent in Sheffield City Centre plus events in venues around the City.

Spring Loaded

Sun 28 May

Head to the Brothers Arms for a day of beer, music and food. Live music from a variety of local bands and artists from 12 noon onwards.

The Brothers Arms can be found at 106 Well Road, Sheffield, S8 9TZ.



  • University Arms PoM 09 05 2017 (4) May Pub of the Month presentation - On 9 May, Sheffield & District CAMRA members descended on the University Arms, Brook Hill, for the presentation of the Pub of the Month award for May 2017. The evening was a double celebration as the pub was also presented with its Asset of Community Value (ACV) certificate from the Department for Communities and Local […]
  • Club of the Year 2017 - We are pleased to announce that Stocksbridge RUFC has won this year’s Club of the Year award. As well as the rugby, the clubhouse hosts regular events and has become well known in the area for the quality of beer available. The bar offers three regular real ales; Hobgoblin, Bradfield Farmer’s Blonde and Farmer’s Brown […]
  • Pub of the Month – May 2017: The University Arms - Our Pub of the Month awards are voted for by our members and are designed not as a competition between pubs as such, more to celebrate those pubs and bars around our area that serve great real ale in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere, day in, day out. The University Arms became a pub in […]
  • CAMRA branch Website of the year award - Andy Cullen, our Beer Matters and website editor, collected an award for CAMRA branch website of the year whilst at the national AGM & Members Weekend in Bournemouth. Special thanks go to Robin Lunnon who built and maintains our website (as well as doing all the design for Beer Matters and our festival publicity) along […]
  • IMG_5161 District Pub of the Year 2017 – the Anglers Rest, Bamford - The Anglers Rest The Anglers Rest in Bamford is a special place. In October 2013 after a long, hard fought campaign, it was purchased collectively by over 300 people and became the first community owned pub in the High Peak. In late 2012, The Bamford Community Society, a community benefit society, was formed in order […]


  • Another Grand Day Out – Stockport and its Slope - The trip this month was the relatively short one to Stockport, about 40 minutes away on the train. Arriving mid-morning and armed with a Stockport Plus-Bus ticket the first journey was to Cheadle Hulme where I had to purchase an off-peak day return to Wilmslow. On arrival, turn right out of the station forecourt and […]
  • ACV and Planning Permission update - Both Carbrook Hall and the Cherry Tree (Carterknowle Road) have successfully gained Asset of Community Value (ACV) status. Thank you to all involved in these applications. In late April, Royal Assent was gained for the Neighbourhood Planning Bill. This removes permitted development (PD) rights for the change of use or demolition of pubs, a measure […]
  • Rutland Arms Heritage Pubs – Rutland Arms - The Rutland was built, in 1936, on the site of a previous pub. Plans from the time (Wm.Fenton, Architect, Sheffield for Duncan Gilmour and Co.), indicate that the footprint of the new pub moved about 10 m back, thus allowing the corner between Brown Street and Furnival Street to take up its current position. The […]
  • The Closed Shop closed no longer - The Closed Shop will be open again from Thursday 11 May at 4pm. The pub is now being funded by the community on a short-term tenancy basis while the long-term lease is being negotiated by a Sheffield-based brewery. Most of the old staff are back and we have eight real ale pumps sourced mainly from […]
  • 18360940_10155102465161147_1799024222_n Pub Quiz at The Wellington - The Wellington in Shalesmoor is very pleased to announced the return of its Tuesday night quiz, starting at 9pm, with the first one being Tuesday 16 May. The new quiz also has a new host, Andy, who has hosted Andy’s Quiz at both the Rutland Arms and The Closed Shop over the last 7 years […]

Inn Brief

  • Inn Brief

    The Punchbowl in Crookes has re-opened after being closed for three weeks following the demise of Reet Ale Pubs. Ed Phillips has stayed on as manager of the pub, which is now owned by the Greene King brewery.

    Couch coffee shop on Campo Lane has installed a hand pump. The first cask ale on offer was Kelham Island Brewery’s Pale Rider.

    We reported last month that the Old Queen’s Head had introduced a guest ale pump. A second guest pump has now been installed alongside the regular beers, allowing the pub to offer a Thwaites seasonal beer alongside a guest ale.

    The Bull’s Head on Fulwood Road is currently being looked after by the manager of the nearby Ranmoor Inn after a brief closure.

    Visitors to the first ever beer festival at the Abbeydale Picture House made their way through 21 casks of beer in four days. As well as ale, drinkers were treated to food, debates, live music and an antiques market.

    The Anvil at Stannington has been put up for sale. The pub currently serves four real ales, and has a quiz night on Tuesdays.

    The Three Cranes Hotel on Queen Street is temporarily closed.

    The Mount Pleasant on Derbyshire Lane has recently been refurbished. It retains its layout of a traditional two-room local offering a good range of real ales.



  • images (002) Tour de Yorkshire in Sheffield - On Sunday April 30, the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire cycling race finished in Stocksbridge. The final 20 km included 4 top category climbs, but also passed a number of local pubs in our area. They all reported good business on the day, extending opening hours and utilising extra serving space. The Friendship, for example, had […]
  • MitG Music in the Gardens - One of Sheffield’s biggest open air concerts has teamed up with Bradfield Brewery to offer four day summer spectacular which will bring together, beers, bands and much more! Taking place between 29 June – 2 July, Music in the Gardens is organised by the Rotary Clubs of South Yorkshire and will feature a diverse entertainment […]
  • Annual Beer Census 2017 - Saturday 10 June sees the return of the Annual Beer Census for 2017. As many of you will be aware, Sheffield & District CAMRA organises this city-wide survey to collect information on which beers are available in the city on a particular day. We have been doing this for a few years now, and we […]
  • Closing Times - About twenty years ago my father, Michael Liversidge, produced a book entitled The A-Z of Sheffield Public Houses. The book was well received by the people of Sheffield and sold reasonably well for a small print run, local interest, book. This book is now a collectors item. Albeit disinterested at the time, I have come […]
  • Introducing your new Sheffield & District CAMRA Committee - As we mentioned in our last issue, there were several changes to the committee following the recent AGM, with a existing members changing roles and a few new faces entering the fray. Together, we are hoping to continue working hard for the real ale drinkers of Sheffield and the surrounding areas. We thought we would […]